On our way to spend time with friends near Melbourne, we stayed at Korumburra. Their information centre is a hub for community activities e.g. Halloween and literary festivals so lots of local families also use the centre. It is located within the Coal Creek ‘living history museum’ – great to wander around the old buildings and see the influence of the historic coal industry – now superseded by the dairy industry.
We also rode on the Bush Tramway which has been restored, maintained and operated by local volunteers.
Staff from the centre suggested that we drive south to Cape Liptrap and then across to ‘the Prom’ (Wilsons Promotory) to see the many accessible beautiful bays and beaches. All are very popular with families wanting to go bush in the school holidays with a range of accommodation and camping options.
We especially liked walking down into Whisky Bay along the creek which opens out into a lovely sheltered beach with spectacular coloured orange rocks, apparently caused by algae.
We visited Phillip Island, home of the Australian Grand Prix (yep, it was very noisy that day!) and to the National Vietnam Veterans museum. This is described as “an independent Australian museum dedicated to the heritage and legacy of Vietnam veterans”. We spent several hours there and can only praise the achievements of all the volunteers – brilliant. Work continues here to restore more relics for future displays.
Next we will be visiting friends in the Mornington Peninsula and Geelong regions near Melbourne, the capital of Victoria…